Black Box Gallery will host a juried group photography exhibition on dreams and imagination in the photographic arts. Dreams Illusion and Fantasy will look at the role of fiction and fantasy, narrative and artistic voice, mystery and illusions, conscious and unconscious, ethereal and symbolic, and abstracted reality in contemporary photographic practices.
Juror: Jessica Johnston
Jessica Johnston is an Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, in Rochester, NY, the oldest and largest museum of its kind, established in 1946 with a mission to collect, preserve and interpret photographs and related objects to tell the story of photography and its related media. She is responsible for developing exhibitions, recommending acquisitions, caring for the collection and teaching in the museum’s Master of Art’s program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. Ms. Johnston has worked at George Eastman House since 2006.
Black Box Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography. Black Box’s juried international photo shows provide important opportunities for emerging and established photographers. Black Box supports and encourages the creative production, exhibition and critical appreciation for contemporary photography.
Each month Black Box hosts a juried photography exhibition on a different photographic theme. The gallery provides free printing, matting and framing for all of our photographers who are juried into the exhibition. This allows the gallery to provide a consistant aesthetic during our group show programming throughout the year. It also allows our audience to view the pictures as a cohesive group photography exhibition. Many of our photographers range from Russia, Germany, Japan, New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco, Korea, Iceland, Los Angeles, Portland, Austraila, China, Houston, Seattle and everywhere in between. The gallery is dedicated to supporting and promoting a thoughtfully curated visual photographic experience for our gallery, our photographers and our audience.
Black Box also catalogs and archives all of our juried group photography exhibitions into our flat files at the gallery after the exhibition. This also allows the gallery to continue to promote our juried photographers to local curators, collectors, and the general viewing public.
Contest Prize & TERMS
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All
Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 2MB or less each (saved) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer
USAGE RIGHTS: All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer, unless the photographer makes other arrangements. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will return ship the exhibition print to artist if preferred. Black Box will shread all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.
File agreement for accepted photographers who will be using our free printing services. Black Box will only print one exhibition print. If there is a sale inquiry, the photographer will be notified before a sale is confirmed, edition information will be discussed with photographer, the photographer will be sent a authentication document to be signed and go with the print to the collector. No sale or printing of file will happen without prior consent and agreement of photographer. All rights remain to the file and print with the photographer, to be used only with their prior consent. Exhibition print will not be sold, but used in our flatfile at Black Box Gallery only to promote the photographers work.